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CT No Deposit Electricity Companies

April 2, 2010

In Connecticut there are several electricity service choices available but most of these choices are based on credit. What you will find if you were to call on a few electricity companies in CT is that for a commercial business you will be asked for as much as $5,000 – $10,000 as a deposit amount to have electric service turned on. For residential electric service customers in CT the deposits can range anywhere from $300 – $500 to have your electricity service turned on in your home or apartment.

For many people these large deposits are already added on to a large deposit they had to pay to move into their home or apartment when paying their landlord. The added electricity service deposit can be too much for many. Fortunately there  are government assistance programs for low income families. If you are not classified as low income you may find it very frustrating to find a cheap electricity rates in Connecticut while at the same time avoiding a deposit amount.

A better solution than getting the cheapest electric rate or signing up at a high rate but not paying a deposit is to go ahead and save up and pay that deposit. You will establish your self as a good paying customer with a provider that has cheap electricity prices in Connecticut and you will not have to pay a deposit the next to time you renew with them. Typically a Connecticut electricity supplier will give you your deposit back after 6 months into your electricity agreement.

There are also government assistance programs available for low income families in Connecticut which may be a solution for some families. If you believe you are one of the low income families you can still avoid going with a high priced prepaid electricity company and instead choose a traditional electricity provider in CT. The government may be able to assist you in paying your deposit with your chosen electricity company.

You may call: 1-800-842-1132 for more information on Connecticut electricity service low income assistance.

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